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Clooney Restaurant

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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership...
Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
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  • 223
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb dining in the country

Fantastic both in the restaurant and with the picnic basket experience.All served and presented with to the highest standard,pork belly was my favourite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
williecook004
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fantastic both in the restaurant and with the picnic basket experience.All served and presented with to the highest standard,pork belly was my favourite.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere with lovely lighting. Staff are attentive and helpful. Food is good. A nice place to be for a romantic dinner.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

With family members descending from all parts of the globe we wanted a restaurant that would encapsulated the event. From the reassuring booking confirmation, the brilliantly informative sommelier, through to the thought provoking degustation menue this was a night we'll all never forget. Our heart felt thanks to all of the staff, from front of house to the kitchen. This... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Definitely an stunning restaurant with the best fit out, service and feel! Love the food at Clooney, the staff is perfect! Amazing wine selection and menu. It is a place where you would not anyone on any occasion. It could be a business meeting, first date, special occasion, birthday celebration...you name it, you can send you invitation right now blind... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My Husband took me to Clooney's to celebrate my Birthday. I only mention this as the Waitress asked if we were there for a special occasion and on confessing it was my Birthday the Chef took the trouble to send out my dessert with a lit candle and Happy Birthday on the plate. A nice touch that made me feel... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I decided to surprise her with an Anniversary to remember. Being naturally cynical, I spent a lot of time checking out reviews and recommendations, both online and with friends. Clooney kept popping up as one of THE go-to places for that special experience. Well, reading and hearing everything I thought that no place could be THAT good. It was... Make... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Although not our first visit, this time was a special birthday dinner and Clooney's did not disappoint. Every course delighted the diners in our party. The taste explosion with each mouthful is an amazing experience. Clooney's consistently creates world class cuisine. At the same time the service is professional, with explanations of the menu descriptions full without being patronising, relaxed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had heard great things about Clooney so was excited when I heard we were going for a double birthday dinner here. Decor is slightly industrial / romantic, which gives it a real intimate feel and you don't feel like your sitting on top of others so it's very relaxing. Wait staff are very helpful and know the menu well. They... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Clooney offers an exceptional dining experience with finessed decor, sophisticated staff and impeccable meals. We enjoyed the Saturday night set menu which consisted of five courses, perfectly formed out beautifully spaced out. The service was friendly and attentive.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My partner is an Exec Chef so I'm lucky enough to have eaten out at some of the best restaurants (worldwide). The degustation meal we had last night rates up there with the best: courses perfectly timed; great explanation of the dishes; creative and imaginative flavour combinations; and superb attentive service from our waitress. The duck was the standout dish,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 110

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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